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(Gerdy 2008)

 Clients, Empathy, and Compassion: IntroducingFirst-Year Students to the "Heart" of Lawyering
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Authors:    Kristin B. Gerdy J. 
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2008
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Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University 
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Clients are central to law practice-without them, lawyers would not be necessary. Yet, modern legal education largely ignores and undervalues clients and the lawyer's ability to relate to them with empathy and compassion. Like medical education where faculty have had to address how to best teach future doctors to relate to their patients and demonstrate empathy and compassion, law faculty must find ways to bring clients into the classroom and to give law students, as early as the first year, experiences with the "heart" of lawyering.

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